Category: News

AGE UK – Coronavirus support

Age UK Oxfordshire are providing advice & information for anyone worried about Corona Virus on their website here https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/about-us/news/coronavirus/ and have set up a new, free telephone support service including a friendly, regular weekly call to see how people are and offer advice if needed. The number is 01865 411 288 -leave a message & […]

Information for residents, businesses and workers

COVID-19 scams Thames Valley Police is urging people to be vigilant against criminals attempting to use the publicity around COVID-19 as a chance to target them with fraudulent emails, phone calls, text messages or door to door services. To stay safe residents should follow advice on Covid-19 related scams. Residents can also receive regular updates […]

Shielding the vulnerable – don’t know where to turn?

Shielding our most vulnerable Our most vulnerable residents across Oxfordshire will have recently received correspondence from the NHS, identifying them as HIGH RISK and advising them to strictly self-isolate for 12 weeks. We know this long term restriction may cause additional concerns for those without any nearby support and we want to make sure any […]

Information about some kerbside collections, car parking charges and for businesses

Kerbside waste collection of some items Vale of White Horse District Council has suspended their kerbside service collecting small electrical items, batteries and textiles for recycling. This is because the recycling centres for these items are unable to accept them for processing as staff shortages due to illness and social distancing has meant work at […]

Information for those struggling financially due to the current epidemic

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are putting a range of measures in place to help people who are being affected financially by the Coronavirus pandemic, including support for individuals and for businesses. Support for individuals – council tax Hardship fund for people on Council Tax Reduction The government has confirmed details […]

FREE mental health resources

Lots of FREE help out there if you are struggling with your mental well being through all of this. Free support groups Therapists from the Oxfordshire Therapy & Self Development Network are offering free online support groups to anyone in the Oxfordshire community! The online groups are for 90-minutes each week, running over 10 weeks. […]

Call for medical equipment no longer needed to be returned

Oxfordshire County Council and NRS Healthcare say:- if you have been loaned equipment that you no longer need, please hand it back. Much of this equipment could be recycled or reused. We need chairs, beds, wheeled commodes, mattresses, any electrical items, bed rails, walking & toilet frames, telecare items and slings. If you have other […]

Play Area Closure

The play area and outdoor fitness equipment on Watchfield Recreation Ground is closed until further notice. When using the field please keep your distance from others and take your litter home.